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November 2017

ECHA: REACH IT

REACH IT updated and record number of registrations submitted for the last deadline

The statistics about the registrations for the May 2018 deadline were updated with 12 131 registrations have been submitted for 5 596 substances. The biggest number of registrations were recorded from Germany, the United Kingdom and France. ECHA have also updated the list of substances for which a lead registrant has been declared in REACH-IT. The list now includes 12 354 substances that have a joint submission and are either already registered or going to be registered by the REACH 2018 deadline.

 

September 2017

REACH 2018

ECHA publishes statistics on REACH registrations with 16,700 unique substances registered so far ahead of the May 2018 deadline

Registrations have been submitted since 2008 via more than 62 000 dossiers. The most frequently registered chemical is ethanol with 500 registrations. Germany is in first place in terms of which country has received registrations with 13,387 registrations for over 5,800 substances. 

August 2017

KEMI News: Sweden to tighten private use of plant protection products

The Swedish Chemicals Agency plans to restrict the private use of chemical plant protection products so only products containing low-risk active substances according to Regulation 1107 may be authorised for private use. The new regulations could enter into force by start of 2019. 

June 2017

EFSA: List of active substances updated

Substances no longer supported in the review programme must be phased out by 4 November 2017.If a substance is on the list for your product-type, your product can stay on the EU market while you wait for the substance to be approved. If a substance is no longer included in the review programme for your specific use, the substance will no longer be made available on the EU market after November 04, 2017 and no longer used after May 04, 2018.

May 2017

EFSA: A new path for agrochemical assessment

Can exposure to agrochemicals cause ill health in humans? Scientists currently rely on experimental toxicology evidence, such as animal or cell studies, to assess their safety. A new approach proposed by EFSA could help improve understanding by making better use of epidemiological studies on human health.

April 2017

Will epidemiological studies lead to a new path for crop protection assessment?

EFSA’s Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues has tested a method that could enable risk assessors to establish a biological cause and effect link between exposure to compounds used for crop protection and ill health. The method is designed to make better use of data from epidemiological studies within the conceptual framework known as the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) used by OECD members as a tool for risk assessment.

February 2017 Top Stories

ECHA Guidance on Biocide Efficacy Assessment 

Technical advice on how to perform hazard and exposure assessment and risk characterisation for biocidal active substances and products with respect to efficacy.

November 2016 Top Stories

Crop Protection: PPPAMS – Applicant newsletter update

New PPPAMS website address from June 2016, applications for emergency authorisation of products have been managed through PPPAMS.

Biocides: Launch of Endocrine Active Substances Information System (EASIS)

On 30th September, the Commission launched the Endocrine Active Substances Information System (EASIS).

Biocides: Pending applications for list of biocides suppliers no longer published

ECHA will stop publishing the list of pending applications for the Article 95 list of active substance and product suppliers in November 2016. November 2016 is over 1 year after the deadline and ECHA considers the official Article 95 list to now be a sufficient source of information. 

 Chemicals and REACH: REACH 2018: Prepare registration dossiers in IT format

Information on the identity, hazards, uses and risks of substances compiled in previous phases must be documented in a standardised IT format in registration dossiers. 

 Chemicals and REACH: Companies can apply for authorisation more than once

Companies that have received an authorisation can apply more than once by submitting a review report to ECHA. In other words, authorisation decisions can be extended after the review period has come to an end. ECHA has just published a note on how review reports would be submitted and reviewed. The first review reports on the use of DEHP are expected in mid-2017.

 
 
 


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